Tenancy cheats kicked out of Affinity Sutton housing after joint investigation with Hertsmere Borough Council

Tenancy cheats have been kicked out of housing after illegally subletting their flats.

The five fraudsters had their contracts with housing association Affinity Sutton annulled, after a joint investigation with Hertsmere Borough Council that began late last year.

The properties have now been made available for others in need of housing.

Richard Bellis, head of supported housing for Affinity Sutton, said the company takes tenancy fraud “very seriously.”

He added: “We provide affordable housing for some of the most vulnerable people in our society, so when someone abuses this provision we take it very seriously.”

 

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1:23pm Tue 14 Aug 12

Neiltheboss says...

Anna, please improve your journalistic grammar.

No one has been 'kicked out' of anything. The word you are looking for is evicted.

Another piece of work submitted before being proof read. Becoming a bit of a habit isn't it.
Anna, please improve your journalistic grammar. No one has been 'kicked out' of anything. The word you are looking for is evicted. Another piece of work submitted before being proof read. Becoming a bit of a habit isn't it. Neiltheboss
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3:06pm Tue 14 Aug 12

studio 70 says...

Agreed, this person has terrible writing skills; I have regularly seen grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes from Anna and Bruce. A little care goes along way. Check before you post….easy.
Agreed, this person has terrible writing skills; I have regularly seen grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes from Anna and Bruce. A little care goes along way. Check before you post….easy. studio 70
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12:30pm Wed 15 Aug 12

Palma21 says...

Why are they not named and shamed.
Why are they not named and shamed. Palma21
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3:47pm Wed 15 Aug 12

uxorious1 says...

Excellent. Will free up some more housing for people from central and eastern europe.
Excellent. Will free up some more housing for people from central and eastern europe. uxorious1
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11:40am Thu 16 Aug 12

punky47 says...

I like the "street journalism", makes it easier for Borehamwooders to read and gives a bit of character. More slang please, it's the nuts!
I like the "street journalism", makes it easier for Borehamwooders to read and gives a bit of character. More slang please, it's the nuts! punky47
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5:50pm Fri 17 Aug 12

Dawn1954 says...

Unbelievable 5 comments and three are about grammar, get over yourself grammar police.

The point is, it is refreshing to see criminals brought to justice, as for who the homes go to. Homeless people are homeless people. If they are members of the EU then the local authority has no choice than to take all their needs into consideration and to offer homes to the most needy.

Why are so many people so synical and ready to criticise? When we are all guilty of making mistakes, yet some people are blind to their own.

Do something positive like volunteer in your local community, help the people around you - stop looking for their faults.
Unbelievable 5 comments and three are about grammar, get over yourself grammar police. The point is, it is refreshing to see criminals brought to justice, as for who the homes go to. Homeless people are homeless people. If they are members of the EU then the local authority has no choice than to take all their needs into consideration and to offer homes to the most needy. Why are so many people so synical and ready to criticise? When we are all guilty of making mistakes, yet some people are blind to their own. Do something positive like volunteer in your local community, help the people around you - stop looking for their faults. Dawn1954
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7:40pm Fri 17 Aug 12

Neiltheboss says...

Dawn - How do you know we don't do positive volunteering acts and what that has to do with article I do not know.

I shall tell you why people are quick to criticise. It's because we can't secure jobs in journalism as we have no relevant experience. We do however possess excellent spelling, grammar and presentational skills together with the ability to deliver interesting articles. We find submissions in these newspapers that frankly are sub-standard, do not inform of the full facts and lack depth. That is why we comment and the standard of writing from local journalists has deteriorated rapidly recently. We are drawing it their attention that's all.
Dawn - How do you know we don't do positive volunteering acts and what that has to do with article I do not know. I shall tell you why people are quick to criticise. It's because we can't secure jobs in journalism as we have no relevant experience. We do however possess excellent spelling, grammar and presentational skills together with the ability to deliver interesting articles. We find submissions in these newspapers that frankly are sub-standard, do not inform of the full facts and lack depth. That is why we comment and the standard of writing from local journalists has deteriorated rapidly recently. We are drawing it their attention that's all. Neiltheboss
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11:30am Sat 18 Aug 12

wearethewood says...

if they are homeless they should be sent back to their own country and not be allowed to sponge off britain, who can not eve3n house their own people
if they are homeless they should be sent back to their own country and not be allowed to sponge off britain, who can not eve3n house their own people wearethewood
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9:40pm Sat 18 Aug 12

LadyTeacup says...

The End.
The End. LadyTeacup
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12:46am Sun 19 Aug 12

studio 70 says...

Neiltheboss wrote:
Dawn - How do you know we don't do positive volunteering acts and what that has to do with article I do not know. I shall tell you why people are quick to criticise. It's because we can't secure jobs in journalism as we have no relevant experience. We do however possess excellent spelling, grammar and presentational skills together with the ability to deliver interesting articles. We find submissions in these newspapers that frankly are sub-standard, do not inform of the full facts and lack depth. That is why we comment and the standard of writing from local journalists has deteriorated rapidly recently. We are drawing it their attention that's all.
Missing punctuation.
Presentation skills not presentational skills.
Missing word in last sentence.
You are a prime candidate for a journalistic position with the Borehamwood Times!
[quote][p][bold]Neiltheboss[/bold] wrote: Dawn - How do you know we don't do positive volunteering acts and what that has to do with article I do not know. I shall tell you why people are quick to criticise. It's because we can't secure jobs in journalism as we have no relevant experience. We do however possess excellent spelling, grammar and presentational skills together with the ability to deliver interesting articles. We find submissions in these newspapers that frankly are sub-standard, do not inform of the full facts and lack depth. That is why we comment and the standard of writing from local journalists has deteriorated rapidly recently. We are drawing it their attention that's all.[/p][/quote]Missing punctuation. Presentation skills not presentational skills. Missing word in last sentence. You are a prime candidate for a journalistic position with the Borehamwood Times! studio 70
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12:49am Mon 20 Aug 12

G_Whiz says...

Were these fake tenents, who broke the law charged for their crime?

Would be interesting to know?
Were these fake tenents, who broke the law charged for their crime? Would be interesting to know? G_Whiz
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10:02am Mon 20 Aug 12

pressy says...

studio 70 wrote:
Agreed, this person has terrible writing skills; I have regularly seen grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes from Anna and Bruce. A little care goes along way. Check before you post….easy.
Dawn - take no notice of studio 70.

studio 70 - perhaps you should have checked your penultimate sentence before posting this!
[quote][p][bold]studio 70[/bold] wrote: Agreed, this person has terrible writing skills; I have regularly seen grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes from Anna and Bruce. A little care goes along way. Check before you post….easy.[/p][/quote]Dawn - take no notice of studio 70. studio 70 - perhaps you should have checked your penultimate sentence before posting this! pressy
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12:46pm Mon 20 Aug 12

studio 70 says...

pressy wrote:
studio 70 wrote: Agreed, this person has terrible writing skills; I have regularly seen grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes from Anna and Bruce. A little care goes along way. Check before you post….easy.
Dawn - take no notice of studio 70. studio 70 - perhaps you should have checked your penultimate sentence before posting this!
Indeed I should have Pressy.
I shall go and sit in the corner now.....
[quote][p][bold]pressy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]studio 70[/bold] wrote: Agreed, this person has terrible writing skills; I have regularly seen grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes from Anna and Bruce. A little care goes along way. Check before you post….easy.[/p][/quote]Dawn - take no notice of studio 70. studio 70 - perhaps you should have checked your penultimate sentence before posting this![/p][/quote]Indeed I should have Pressy. I shall go and sit in the corner now..... studio 70
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